• Posts Tagged ‘2008’

    Hurt Locker (98/47)

    by  • 2/16/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    HURT LOCKER – I found this a bit less impressive than I’d expected, given the Oscars it won. Over-rated, with characters that just don’t mean anything; to each other or the viewer.

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    Art & Copy, Pineapple Express, Stalker, Moneyball (45/21)

    by  • 1/21/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    ART & COPY – This almost makes me think that advertising has a higher purpose. I almost leave this documentary wishing there was more advertising that tell such true and honest stories about the products that they’re selling… Oh, wait, feeling’s gone. It’s an interesting look at how advertising happens – from the back room, […]

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    The Lost Boys 2 – The Tribe (592/346)

    by  • 12/12/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE LOST BOYS 2 – THE TRIBE – It seems that they opted to spend their budget on blood effects and sound track rather than waste it on anything passing for a script. There’s a frat boy element to these vampires that’s funny – they think that they’re on MTV’s Jackass… eviscerating each other and […]

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    Chinese movie update (509/298)

    by  • 10/25/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    During our trip to China (October 12-24) I didn’t really track the when and where of each of these films; many were on the flights, some were during hotel downtime. Most of these 22 films were during the over 40 hours of airport and flight time we had during our travels. Thankfully, Cathay Pacific had […]

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    Saw V, Saw VI (479/278)

    by  • 10/5/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    SAW V – The press conference by the police, and all the other scenes in the station just scream “MADE FOR TV MOVIE!” It’s like they used up the production budget on all the elaborate traps, set dressing, and props and had to hire the neighbour kid to shoot all these bits on an old […]

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    The Garden (472/274)

    by  • 10/1/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE GARDEN – South Central Los Angeles had a huge, 14 acre community garden on city-owned property. Residents formed a real community, working this land, and they helped to heal the neighbourhood in the aftermath of the region’s devastating 1992 riots. However, the city decided, in secret, to sell the land back to the original […]

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    Three and Out (459/263)

    by  • 9/20/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THREE AND OUT – Along the same lines as the old urban legend in DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS; trying to find someone who’s suicidal to help you out in a sort of ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ sort of way. In DEAD MAN, the rumor says you get straight A’s in the term’s […]

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